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Giandomenico Tiepolo, angels carrying the indulgences


Etching and engraving, 1774-75, after Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Succi 1986, 174. A very good impression of the only state, with good margins. Trace of a vertical fold in the center, unobtrusive on the recto. Some stains, mainly at the verso; generally in very good condition. To the plate-mark 187 x 333 mm, the entire sheet measuring 223 x 380 mm.
On paper with a watermark of the type 'large coat-of-arms' similar to Succi, 1986, watermarks 16, 19, 20.
A rare print, part of a series of four, after the compartments painted (1740-44) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo for the Scuola del Carmine. These prints are an example of the later Giandomenico's experimentations as an etcher.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo trained in the studio of his famous father, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and was independently producing works for his own commissions by the age of twenty. He continued to work with his father while at times executing his own designs, until his father's death in 1770. Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo began etching when he was a teenager. He devoted much time to etching and became an accomplished master of both reproductive and original prints. His reproductive work after paintings by both his father and himself, is analogous to a skilful translation from one language to another. He replicated the feeling of the original without slavishly copying its appearance. His technique respected rather than trying to minimize, the inherent differences between painted and printed images.


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